Burning Widescreen Movies in iDVD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rohopish, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. rohopish macrumors member

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    Hey there everyone. Just a quick question.

    I recently burned a widescreen, wide-aspect ratio, wide-whatever-you-want-to-call-it in iDVD. I knew it was widescreen because in Quicktime, the film definitely is not a square, more like a rectangle. Anyway, after the DVD was sucessfully burned, I poped it into a normal DVD player and played it on my TV (which is not a widescreen TV and shows those two beloved black bars on the top and bottom of the video). Well, there were no black bars and the movie covered the whole screen. I think it either cut off the sides, shrunk it, or something. Funny thing is that in DVD Player in OS X Tiger, it plays as a widescreen movie... =S

    So what I would like to know is, how can I burn a widescreen movie onto a DVD in iDVD so that it plays widescreen on a normal TV and DVD player?

    By the way, upon authoring the DVD, I selected "Widescreen (16:9)" aspect ration at the main menu. Could this have caused the problem?

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. =D

    --Bobby

    P.S. What's better, "Best Quality" or "Best Performance" for burning DVD's in iDVD? Thanks again. =)
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Not sure about the first question. Have you looked for an option like letterbox format?

    As for quality versus performance it is pretty straight forward. If you are doing a DVD just to see the results as a test then choose performance. If you are doing the final master copy choose quality.
     

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